JANICE L. BERMAN, JD, built her practice and reputation by serving, representing and... more
JANICE L. BERMAN, JD, built her practice and reputation by serving, representing and protecting the vital and personalized interests of her clients. Practicing for over 20 years, her goal is to provide superior legal advocacy with an eye towards maintaining a fair and affordable fee structure giving each client and case personalized attention. Her firm has extensive experience in all areas of ... view profile
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.